assembly Bill A10640

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and the New York state energy research and development authority

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Jun 17, 2020 referred to energy

A10640 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8052
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-q, Pub Serv L; add §5-123, Energy L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3996, S3126

A10640 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and the New York state energy research and development authority including requiring utilities to hire and train employees who are living in areas designated as potential environmental justice areas of concern.

A10640 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  10640

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 17, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Hunter) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Energy

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the energy law,  in  relation
  to  establishing  energy  efficiency  measures  by  the public service
  commission and the New York  state  energy  research  and  development
  authority

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
66-q to read as follows:
  § 66-Q. ENERGY  EFFICIENCY  PROGRAM.  1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "COST EFFECTIVE" MEANS  PRODUCING  BENEFITS  THAT  OUTWEIGH  COSTS
PURSUANT TO THE COMMISSION'S BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS, PLUS THE SOCIAL COST
OF  METHANE,  AND  NON-ENERGY BENEFITS AS DESCRIBED IN THE "RHODE ISLAND
TEST" (RI. TEST) OR A SUBSEQUENTLY IDENTIFIED BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS THAT
MORE COMPLETELY ACCOUNTS FOR EXTERNALIZED BENEFITS OF ENERGY  EFFICIENCY
SPENDING;
  (B)  "ENERGY  EFFICIENCY"  MEANS  THE REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENERGY USE,
EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE AGAINST A PRIOR BASELINE OF HISTORICAL USE, OR
IN BRITISH THERMAL UNITS (BTUS). ENERGY EFFICIENCY SHALL  INCLUDE  ENVI-
RONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION;
  (C)  "ENERGY  EFFICIENCY  MEASURE" MEANS A PARTICULAR GOOD OR PRACTICE
THAT PROVIDES AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFIT;
  (D) "ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION" MEANS  A  REPLACEMENT
OF  DIRECT  FOSSIL  FUEL  USE WITH ELECTRICITY SUCH THAT THE REPLACEMENT
REDUCES OVERALL EMISSIONS AND ENERGY COSTS;
  (E) "POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AREAS OF CONCERN" MEANS AREAS  OF
UNITED  STATES  CENSUS BLOCK GROUPS OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY TO FIVE HUNDRED
HOUSEHOLDS EACH THAT, IN THE MOST RECENTLY RELEASED  CENSUS,  HAD  POPU-
LATIONS  THAT  MET OR EXCEEDED AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATISTICAL
THRESHOLDS:
  (I) AT LEAST 51.1 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IN AN URBAN AREA  REPORTED
THEMSELVES TO BE MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets